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PPR SPORTS Girls Soccer 0921
Northern Adirondack's Rachael Venne (7) gets out in front of Elizabethtown-Lewis' C.J. Shepard (3) during a Northern Soccer League girls' soccer game Friday. The Bobcats won, 3-0. (P-R Photo/Alvin Reiner)

Knight, Hornets get past NCCS in NSL girls' soccer

CHAMPLAIN — The Plattsburgh High and Northeastern Clinton girls’ soccer teams appeared headed for overtime Friday night.

But Brooke Knight’s goal, with Shea Frady assisting, came with 6:49 left in regulation and gave the Hornets a 1-0 victory in Northern Soccer League play.

“Northeastern’s defense was up high and Frady was able to play the ball to Knight, who went in basically on a breakaway to beat their keeper,” PHS coach Tim Mulligan said.

Alyssa Salls was in net for the shutout with nine saves and Christina Paola stopped four shots for the Cougars.

“Salls is a freshman and it was nice to see her get the shutout,” Mulligan said. “She played a phenomenal game. Just after we scored, they had a chance to tie the game and Salls did what she had to do.”

NCCS, which got strong play from Peyton Sample and Lexi Pero, finished with a 13-7 shot advantage.

Plattsburgh 1, Northeastern Clinton 0

Plattsburgh 0 1 — 1

Northeastern Clinton 0 0 — 0

Second half- 1, PHS, Knight (Frady), 33:11.

Shots: NCCS 13, Plattsburgh 7.

Saves: Paola, NCCS, 4. Salls, PHS, 9.


SARANAC — Ellen Thew’s second-half goal helped break a 1-all tie and lift the Chiefs over the Patriots.

Kayla Napper gave Saranac an early 1-0 lead with a goal just two minutes into the game. Amy LoTemplio was credited with the assist.

The lead lasted until AuSable Valley’s Rachel Knapp buried a shot on a pass from Hillary Drake.

Thew then scored 11 minutes into the second half to give the Chiefs the win. Rebecca Heywood picked up the assist.

“Saranac controlled play for the most part and had a wide advantage in shots,” Chiefs coach Mary LoTemplio said. “But, AuSable was dangerous at times and Bryce Douglass was strong in net.”

Saranac outshot the Patriots, 26-10.

Dougalss had 12 saves in a losing effort. Jamie Favreau made eight stops in the victory.

Saranac 2, AuSable Valley 1

AuSable Valley 1 0 — 1

Saranac 1 1 — 2

First half- 1, Sar, Napper (LoTemplio), 2:00. 2, AVC, Knapp (Drake), 25:00.

Second half- 3, Sar, Thew (R. Heywood), 11:00.

Shots: Saranac 26, AuSable Valley 10.

Saves: Douglass, AVC, 12. Favreau, Sar, 8.


TICONDEROGA — It wasn’t looking good for the Sentinels, who trailed, 2-0, at the half.

Ticonderoga, however, rallied for three unanswered goals within a 10-minute span in the second half to rally for the win.

Kylie Austin tallied two goals, one on a penalty kick, to pull the Sentinels even and Savannah Bezon’s goal with 13:39 left in the second half was the game-winning score.

Sadie Hamel turned away seven shots in net for Ticonderoga.

Goals by Payton Barney and Adele Jesmer lifted Lake Placid to its 2-0 advantage at the half.

Ticonderoga 3, Lake Placid 2

Lake Placid 2 0 — 2

Ticonderoga 0 3 — 3

First half- 1, LP, P. Barney (S. Barney), 14:41. LP, Jesmer (Goulette), 21:57.

Second half- 3, Ti, Austin, 16:48. 4, Ti, Austin pk, 18:05. 5, Ti, Bezon (Purkey), 26:21.

Shots: Lake Placid 11, Ticonderoga 8.

Saves: Bimonte, LP, 3. Hamel, Ti, 7.


CHAZY — Four different players tallied a goal for the Eagles in their victory over the Vikings.

Rachel Pombrio and Lindsay Gilmore each had first-half goals to give Chazy a 2-0 lead at the half. Hannah Laurin and Paige Barcomb finished with goals in the second half.

Laurin, Pombrio, Gilmore and Maura Trombley contributed assists during the game.

“We controlled most of the game,” Eagles coach Karin Sherman Trombley said. “Moriah fought hard and (Lauren Cross) played well.”

Kinnan Latremore had a strong game for Chazy.

Cross turned away 18 shots in the loss for the Vikings. Gwen LaPier made eight saves to capture the shutout.


Moriah 0 0 — 0

Chazy 2 2 — 4

First half- 1, C, Pombrio (Laurin), 24:10. 2, C, Gilmore (Pombrio), 37:10.

Second half- 3, C, Laurin (Gilmore), 34:22. 4, C, Barcomb (Trombley), 38:19.

Shots: Chazy 26, Moriah 8.

Saves: LaPier, C, 8. Cross, Mor, 18.


CROWN POINT — After a scoreless first half, the Panthers tallied four goals in the second half to defeat the Eagles.

Brittany Foote finished with two goals, while Morgan Macey added a goal and an assist for Crown Point. Logan Harrington also found the back of the net for the Panthers.

Hunter Spaulding picked up two assists, while Kayli Stone assisted on one.

Brendee Russell helped Westport avoid the shutout with a goal at the 33:07 mark.

Amanda Wolf stopped six shots for the victory. Hannah Looby turned away 18 in the loss.

Crown Point 4, Westport 1

Westport 0 1 — 1

Crown Point 0 4 — 4

1, CP, Macey (Spaulding), 13:30. 2, CP, Foote (Spaulding), 23:30. 3, CP, Foote (Stone), 27:40. 4, West, Russell, 33:07. 5, CP, Harrington (Macey), 36:48.

Shots: Crown Point 28, Westport 9

Saves: H. Looby, West, 18. Wolf, CP, 6.


ELIZABETHTOWN — Rachael Venne, Elle Warick and Taylor Durnin scored goals as the Bobcats blanked the Lions.

Anna Lashway made just two saves in net for the shutout and Emma Disogra stopped 11 shots for Elizabethtown-Lewis, which was outshot by a 14-3 margin.

“NAC was able to control most of the game,” E’town-Lewis coach Steve Denton said. “They did a good job winning the 50-50 balls and played more aggressively.

“Lily Whalen and Catie Decker played well for us.”

Northern Adirondack 3, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0

Northern Adirondack 2 1 — 3

Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, NAC, Venne, 20:10. 2, NAC, Warick, 29:39.

Second half- 3, NAC, Durnin, 34:07.

Shots: NAC 14, Elizabethtown-Lewis 3.

Saves: Lashway, NAC, 2. Disogra, E-L, 11.


INDIAN LAKE — Both defenses dominated in the evenly-played game.

Daria Venner’s goal at 5:33 of the second half, however, provided Keene with its road victory.

Tucker Geiger recorded the shutout in net for Keene with four saves and Madison Miller stopped seven shots for the Orange.

Keene held an 11-10 advantage in shots.

Keene 1, Indian Lake/Long Lake 0

Keene 0 1 — 1

Indian Lake/Long Lake 0 0 — 0

Second half- 1, K, Venner, 5:33.

Shots: Keene 11, Indian Lake/Long Lake 10.

Saves: Geiger, K, 4. Miller, IL/LL, 7.


PLATTSBURGH — Paige Spittler scored two first-half goals and the Knights went on to blank the Warriors.

Paige Spittler’s first goal was assisted by her sister, Carolyn, an eighth-grader who is a new addition to the varsity.

Ashley Carpenter added a goal and assist in the opening half as Seton Catholic took a 3-0 lead.

Freshman Kelsey Hulbert then closed out the scoring in the second stanza.

“Stephanie Blanchard was tough to beat in goal for them,” Seton Catholic coach Jason Fenner said. “A good portion of her saves came on difficult shots and a few breakaways. Bridget Moran also played well for Willsboro.

“Kelli Ryan and Cailene Allen combined for the shutout for us. Ashley Carpenter, Paige Spittler and Shannon Egan were our standouts.”

Seton Catholic 4, Willsboro 0

Willsboro 0 0 — 0

Seton Catholic 3 1 — 4

First half- 1, SC, Carpenter, 17:16. 2, SC, P. Spittler (C. Spittler), 30:45. 3, SC, P. Spittler (Carpenter), 35:10.

Second half- 4, SC, Hulbert (Egan), 5:35.

Shots: Seton Catholic 32, Willsboro 9.

Saves: Ryan, Allen, SC, 3. Blanchard, Wills, 18.


PERU — Lindsey Bushey helped give the Indians a comeback victory over the Red Storm.

Jenny Ward tallied in the first half and again early in the second half to stake Saranac Lake to a 2-0 lead.

But Bushey cut the Peru deficit in half at 7:54 and then assisted on Emily Phillips’ goal that tied the score at 19:42.

Rachel Sheldrick followed with the game-winning goal at 24:12.

“Lindsey Bushey has been a strong offensive player for us and continues to spark the team,” Peru coach Tom Harrigan said. “Anna Hogan was strong on defense for us again and Emily Lawliss also played a great game.

“Saranac Lake came to play. Katy Hunter made some outstanding saves in net for them and they played well as a team.”

Peru 3, Saranac Lake 2

Saranac Lake 1 1 — 2

Peru 0 3 — 3

First half- 1, SL, Ward (Fischer), 28:09.

Second half- 2, SL, Ward, 2:07. 3, P, Bushey (Spear), 7:54. 4, P, Phillips (Bushey), 19:42. 5, P, Sheldrick (Neenan), 24:12.

Shots: Peru 13, Saranac Lake 7.

Saves: Larsen, P, 5. Hunt, SL, 10.


BRUSHTON — Chad Stalter’s 20-yard direct kick at 30:00 of the first half gave the Bulldogs (4-0) their Northern Athletic Conference victory over the Panthers.

Chateaugay held a 12-5 shot advantage and Josh Trombley was in net for the shutout with four saves. Taylor Tallman made six stops for Brushton-Moira.

“We played a good game defensively,” Chateaugay coach Bob Ouimet said. “We held them to five shots and those were from the outside.”

Chateaugay 1, Brushton-Moira 0

Chateaugay 1 0 — 1

Brushton-Moira 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, C, Stalter, 30:00.

Shots: Chateaugay 12, Brushton-Moira 5.

Saves: Trombley, C, 4. Tallman, B-M, 6.